French Tapestry La Licorne Captive
A beautiful, wonderfully intricate, French, mid century tapestry by the Robert Four atelier, Paris. This tapestry - La Licorne Captive has been reproduced from the 15th century original. It is one of a series of seven tapestries originally owned by the Rochefoucauld family in France for many centuries. During the French revolution the tapestries were reportedly looted from the family chateau and were used to cover potatoes - they sustained damage at this time. They were purchased by John D Rockefeller in 1922 and now hang in The Cloisters museum, Upper Manhattan, New York City.